Curcumin

  1. Curcumin eases memory loss

    Protect your memory... even if it's already slipping!

    It's the brain-boosting breakthrough that every senior has been waiting for!

    New research reveals what may be the ultimate key to protecting your memory as you get older.

    This simple, safe, and inexpensive natural compound can help you keep sharp... even if you already feel like you're starting to slip.

    More importantly, it can also protect against the damage that leads to Alzheimer's disease.

    The answer is a funky little ingredient with an even funkier little name.

    It's called curcumin, and it's the natural pigment locked inside the spice turmeric, which is used to give so many Indian foods their distinct yellowish tinge.

    If you eat plenty of curry, then odds are good that you're getting plenty of curcumin.

    If -- like most Americans -- you're not, you can also find it in a capsule, which is how it was tested in a new study of older folks suffering from the worrying signs of cognitive problems.

    These folks between the ages of 50 and 90 didn't have dementia, but all of them had the mild memory loss that can be so frustrating and frightening as you get older.

    Some were given 90 milligrams of curcumin twice a day, while the rest took a placebo.

    Over the next year and a half, the folks who got the fake stuff continued to struggle with their memories.

    But not the folks who took the curcumin.

    They not only suffered LESS decline in their memory... they actually IMPROVED!

    Over those 18 months, their scores on memory tests jumped by 28 percent.

    There's no drug in the world that can promise that benefit! But curcumin can, and that's not all it can do.

    Mood and memory are closely linked. When one slips, the other often follows along... and when one improves, so does the other.

    That's exactly what happened here, as the seniors who took the curcumin also had boosts in mood over those 18 months.

    That's already impressive, but the changes under the hood are even more amazing.

    Brain scans revealed that the folks taking the supplements developed fewer junky proteins in the brain, including the amyloid and tau accumulations linked to dementia and Alzheimer's.

    The benefit was concentrated right where you want it: in the amygdala and hypothalamus, or the regions of the brain that act as the control center for both memory and mood.

    Believe it or not, that's still not all curcumin can do.

    The new study focused on brain health, but curcumin is also a powerful anti-inflammatory that can ease pain, protect joints, improve your cardiovascular health, and more.

    If you're not into Indian food, you can make like the folks in the study and take a supplement.

    And for some one-on-one help with keeping sharp as you get older, make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

    Not in the area? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

    And don't forget to connect with me on Facebook!

  2. Curcumin wipes out liver fat

    Melt away the most DANGEROUS type of fat... effortlessly

    A little extra belly fat is easy enough to cover up.

    Loose clothes and a tighter belt might not be comfortable, but no one will know you've gained a couple of pounds.

    Except you.

    You'll be painfully aware of it -- literally, if the belt is so tight you can hardly breathe.

    But there's one place fat can hide even from you: your liver.

    This SECRET STASH of fat is one reason 30 million Americans now have some form of liver disease right now, with many millions more at risk of joining them.

    Today, I'm going to help you fight back against this unseen threat.

    New research reveals a simple trick that can melt away fat in your liver and help trim your waistline so you can finally loosen that belt a little and breathe easy for a change.

    Ready for the best part? It's completely effortless!

    This isn't some crazy workout that promises to shrink fat, and it's not even some trendy new diet that'll be impossible to follow over the long haul.

    It's a fat-melting miracle compound found in the simplest of all places: locked inside a common spice.

    It's called curcumin, and it's inside the turmeric that's often used in Indian dishes.

    But what it does inside your body is even more impressive than anything it can do on your dinner plate.

    In the new study, patients who had fatty livers -- as revealed by ultrasound scans -- were given either 1,000 mg per day of curcumin via a supplement or a placebo.

    After just EIGHT WEEKS, the folks given the curcumin saw improvements by nearly every major measure.

    The most important one was in that liver, which looked like it went on a diet.

    Ultrasound scans revealed that the SECRET STASH of fat that had been hiding in there was melting in the heat of the curcumin. A full 75 percent of patients given curcumin lost some of that dangerous fat, compared to just 5 percent of folks on the placebo.

    The volunteers taking the supplement also lost almost exactly one full point off their BMI, which is about between six or seven pounds for most people.

    They also finally got to bring the belt in a notch WITHOUT any pain, because they lost a little off the waistline, too. And to cap it all off, they also saw improvements in cholesterol, triglycerides, uric acid levels, and more.

    There's no surefire way to know if you have a fatty liver, or even spot the warning signs of it, without an ultrasound. But if you're overweight, you probably have at least some building up in there... and if you've got diabetes, you almost certainly have fat accumulating in your liver.

    Consider adding some curcumin to your routine. Along with giving your liver a boost, it can also help the heart, ease pain, fight inflammation, and even protect your brain.

  3. Curcumin can heal burns

    Ouch! Two ways to heal painful burns We're all pretty careful. At least, we like to THINK we're careful. But it can still happen even to the most cautious of us: You're messing around in the kitchen, cooking dinner or making some tea, when you accidentally touch something you shouldn't. OUCH! Those burns and scalds can hurt like heck... for...
  4. Curcumin fights chronic disease

    Curcumin is one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatories, and it can even help you avoid or defeat some of today’s leading killer diseases.
  5. Curcumin can improve memory

    Curcumin, a compound in the spice turmeric, can boost your memory and protect your brain.
  6. Curcumin can stop metabolic syndrome cold

    Curcumin can reset the body’s hunger hormones so you can stop metabolic syndrome before it turns into diabetes and heart disease.
  7. Curcumin can help protect the heart

    Curcumin, the compound in the spice turmeric, can help improve blood flow and protect your heart, according to a new study.
  8. Meniscus injury doesn't need surgery

    Meniscus surgery is unnecessary most of the time as new research shows that a sham procedure works just as well.
  9. Drug companies buy a seat at the FDA table

    Drug companies paid up to $35,000 each to attend meetings where they could influence FDA decision-makers.
  10. Beat depression with the benefits of acupuncture

    Acupuncture can work against depression as well as counseling and perhaps even better than meds, according to the latest research.
  11. Steroid shot no help for back pain

    Steroid shots work no better than saline injections for back pain, according to new research. Find out what really works here.
  12. Codeine side effects make you more sensitive to pain

    Codeine can make your pain worse and in some cases even cause completely different forms of pain, according to new research.
  13. Curcumin, one of the natural depression remedies

    Curcumin, a compound in the spice turmeric, can fight major depression as effectively as Prozac, according to a new study.
  14. Acetaminophen can lead to deadly skin conditions

    The FDA is warning over potentially deadly skin conditions linked to acetaminophen, the painkiller commonly sold as Tylenol.
  15. Prescription painkillers increase heart risk

    Common NSAID painkillers can increase the risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study.
  16. Curcumin matches exercise for healthy heart

    Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, was shown to help improve a major measure of heart health to the same extent as exercise.
  17. Curry favor with your heart

    It's the help your heart needs when your heart needs help the most: A new study finds that the curry spice turmeric can help you survive bypass surgery and avoid a heart attack during your recovery.
  18. Curry spice beats Parkinson's

    Love curry? You're going to love it even more now: Researchers have found that a compound locked inside a key curry spice has the power to stop Parkinson's disease in its tracks.
  19. How seniors get hooked on painkillers

    One minute, you're a healthy and active senior who wouldn't dream of popping an Advil, much less a powerful prescription painkiller. The next, you're a certified addict who can't get through the day without an opioid drug.

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